using a real estate brokerage

The decision to use a brokerage (or not) is entirely yours to make, but the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) strongly recommends working with a registered salesperson or broker when you buy or sell a property for the simple reason that navigating your way through a real estate transaction on your own from start to finish can get complicated, especially if you’re inexperienced.

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At times, home buyers may find that they are not the only party interested in purchasing a property. This situation of competing offers, calls for buyers to be more prepared and better educated on the process. 

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Buying a home is a big decision – whether it’s your first home or a vacation home. To help you make smart decisions, it’s important to think with your head and not your heart. Theses tips from the Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) will help you be home smart when you’re in the market to buy.

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The cost of energy is not getting cheaper and likely will be taking a larger part of your paycheck in the near future. Did you know that there are many rebates available that can save you thousands of dollars, reduce your energy costs and support home renovations? Now is the time to take a good look at your furnace, insulation and other renovations you have been putting on the back burner. You shouldn’t pass up the variety of grants that may be available to you and yours. 

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If you have a trusted friend or family member who is a broker or salesperson, working with them can be a good option when you want to buy or sell a home. But, just as you can’t get a “private surgery” or “private legal advice” that aren’t subject to rules of professional conduct, there is no such thing as a private real estate service.

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There is a lot to do to when you make the decision to sell your home. However, you can make the process smoother if you address the areas that will have the biggest influence on home buyers. It’s important that you spend your time focusing on the important areas that can help you sell your home quickly and in many situations, for more money. 

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It is important that you perform some necessary due diligence. There are many risks associated with renting out a basement apartment in a building that isn’t zoned for accessory apartments, or that contravenes municipal or provincial codes.

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A listing agreement is a legal contract stating that you agree to work exclusively with a real estate brokerage for an agreed-upon length of time when you’re in the market to sell your home. The agreement makes you a client of the brokerage, meaning it owes you a fiduciary duty to act in your best interests in a real estate transaction.